Happy birthday to me friend @BigBird! Remember dat one time we played Frisbee and me ate it… yeah me sorry about dat. Me won’t eat any games on your birthday! #HappyBirthdayBigBird pic.twitter.com/nSZQDBi3NH— Cookie Monster (@MeCookieMonster) March 20, 2018
and I could not help but consider who I would want on my Sesame Street ultimate frisbee team (just SS, not the entire muppet community).
First, I wouldn't want Cookie Monster on my team. Not only does he eat the frisbees, but he is so easy to distract: "hey, do I see a cookie on the sideline" and suddenly you are playing 6 against 7. On the other hand, Big Bird might be slow, but, as we can see in the clip, he can throw and I'd love to be throwing the long high pass to him as he outskies the competition.
My second teammate would be Aloysius Snyffleupagus. Why? Because he is always open on offense and always in the way on defense. The other team just does not believe in his abilities, so Snuffy is really the number one draft pick for this team. He is really mellow, helping to maintain the proper spirit of the game.
Third is Fred the Wonder Horse. Not only is he fast, but he is among the most sensible muppets, which makes him a good handler--he knows what he can do and he knows what his teammates can do.
Fourth, of course, is Grover. A good ultimate team needs enthusiasm and optimism. And Grover's lankiness suggests an ability to stretch around the mark, layout for the disk, and go up for the high tosses.
Fifth, Rosita, as she is both smart and good spirited and, despite efforts to stop her, she can still fly.
Sixth, Telly, whose obsession with triangles pays off on offense via how he cuts in the horizontal stack and on in defense in spacing the zone.
Seven, Zoe, who is deceptively strong and feisty. She reminds me of a number of my teammates of the years--folk who are willing to layout for the score but throw perhaps too many hammers.
I could go on, but this is a strong starting seven. No, no Count as he too is easily distracted. Once someone starts counting stall, he would join in and then his focus is gone.